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Estonia's new far-right finance minister goes to Brussels

Tallinn - Known more for strident nationalist and anti-immigrant rhetoric than a strong line on fiscal policy, Estonia's new far-right finance minister Martin Helme is due to attend his first Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Thursday.

Estonian president appoints new govt featuring far-right

Tallinn - Estonia's president on Wednesday appointed Juri Ratas to a second term as prime minister of the Baltic state, where he will head a new three-party coalition government featuring the far-right for the first time.

Estonia's Ratas wins confidence vote to continue as PM

Tallinn - Estonia's outgoing prime minister Juri Ratas, leader of the left-leaning Centre Party, on Wednesday won a vote of confidence in parliament to form a new coalition government with the conservatives and far-right.

Estonia liberals fail to form government after hung polls

Tallinn - Estonia's liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas on Monday lost a confidence vote and failed to form a government one month after winning a hung election.

Estonia, Poland deny entry to Russian ship over Crimea cadets

Tallinn - EU states Estonia and Poland said Friday they had blocked a Russian training ship from entering their waters because some on board are cadets from Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.

Estonia's Ratas steps down as PM but could be back soon

Tallinn - Estonia's centre-left prime minister Juri Ratas resigned on Thursday after his Centre party took second spot in last month's general election, but he still stands the best chance of leading the Baltic eurozone state's next government.

Estonian president to task Kallas with forming new government

Tallinn - Estonia's president will on Friday task liberal Reform party leader Kaja Kallas with forming a new government, a month after an inconclusive general election made tricky coalition building inevitable.

Estonians pay homage to victims of Soviet deportations

Tallinn - Thousands of Estonians lit candles across the Baltic state on Monday in memory of the victims of Soviet mass deportations launched 70 years ago that saw tens of thousands sent to labour camps in Siberia, where many of them died.

Estonia's Jews slam moves to include far-right in govt

Tallinn - Estonia's tiny Jewish community voiced concern Monday over an unprecedented move to include a far-right party in the next government of the Baltic EU state.

Estonia's outgoing PM Ratas courts far right in power bid

Tallinn - Estonia's outgoing centre-left prime minister Juri Ratas on Tuesday launched coalition talks with a far-right party that surged in recent elections in a move to prevent the winning liberals from forming a government.

Estonia's liberal Kallas opens coalition talks with centre-left

Tallinn - Liberal party leader Kaja Kallas, on track to become Estonia's first female prime minister, announced talks for a grand coalition Wednesday with the centre-left party of outgoing prime minister Juri Ratas.

Liberal victory sets Estonia on course for first woman PM

Tallinn - Estonia was on track Monday for its first woman prime minister after the opposition liberal Reform party won a general election, outpacing the governing centre-left and a surging far-right party drawing on support from hurting rural voters.

Eurosceptic far right challenges mainstream in Estonia vote

Tallinn - Estonians voted in a general election Sunday with the centre-left coalition fighting for survival in a duel with its traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters in the Baltic eurozone state.

Estonia votes as far-right surge challenges mainstream

Tallinn - Estonians vote Sunday in a general election with the centre-left coalition duelling its traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters in the Baltic eurozone state.

Far-right poised for gains in Estonia vote

Tallinn - Estonia's centre-left coalition is fighting for survival in a general election Sunday, challenged by its traditional liberal rival but also a far-right party boosted by a backlash from mostly rural regions in the Baltic eurozone state.

Pro-EU liberal, far-right firebrand take on Estonia PM

Tallinn - The daughter of a former European Commissioner and a far-right firebrand face off against centrist Prime Minister Juri Ratas in Sunday's general election in Estonia.

NATO exercises cyber defences as threat grows

Tartumaa - In a nondescript brick building on the snowy edge of Estonia's second city Tartu, soldiers in camouflage tap silently at computers. They are troops manning the 21st century's front line.

Pope Francis gets Estonian e-residency

Tallinn - Pope Francis on Tuesday became an e-resident of Estonia while on a visit to the cyber-savvy Baltic country known for being one of the world's most wired nations.

At Russia's doorstep, pope slams arms threats

Tallinn - Pope Francis on Tuesday wrapped up his tour of the Baltic region, neighbouring Russia, by slamming those who "hurl threats about using weapons" and "deploying troops".

Pope says youth 'outraged' by clergy sex scandals

Tallinn - Pope Francis on Tuesday admitted the clerical sex abuse scandals have put off some young people who believe the Catholic Church has not expressed enough condemnation.
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